in his community. he plays a simple tune that has great meaning. steve hartman takes us on the road to meet him. >> reporter: right when the sun calls it a day and starts setting on the peugeot sound, residents of this neighborhood in tacoma, washington say they start hearing music, same time, same 24 notes. a lot of people say it's the most poignant melody they've ever heard. ♪ >> when you hear the first note, everything in our house comes to a complete halt. people stop and go out. >> i let it wash over me. >> reporter: although the notes have been played before from military funerals to boy scout camp fires, rarely do you hear taps here. coming from a back porch in a suburban neighborhood. >> i'm in another zone when i'm playing. i'm not aware of anything else. i play this as best as i can, do a good job. >> reporter: don briton has been playing trumpet since he was a kid. he even was a band for a while. but he's never taken it as seriously as he does now. every morning the 78-year-old retired aerospace paper checks the paper to see when sunset is. every afternoon he practices.